Thanks be to God for a Risen Savior. Trying to explain this concept, simply, to a two year old the past few weeks has reminded me what a complex thing it really is. But I'm sure thankful that Christ overcame death and, as I've been telling Clara, "that Jesus lives in our hearts now." Life abundant!!
Two years ago today Clara had her repair surgery. It's been a powerful experience today to reflect on the gift of her life on Easter Sunday. The scars are fading, but I cannot forget God's grace and mercy to us. It's appropriate that Easter will always fall around this time, if not on this very day, because I think that Clara's resurrection will forever be associated with Easter for me.
Today is CDH Awareness Day. On the day of Clara's surgery two years ago, so many of you wore turquoise to show your support of her. Fifty percent of babies born with CDH still die. We continue to hope and pray for the day when awareness leads to research which may lead to an answer to this birth defect.
|At church on Easter (Mama wore that coat and bonnet... more Easter pics to come later)|
|Opening her Easter basket|
|Post-surgery, two years ago|
|that belly today|
|Her x-ray, pre and post surgery 3/31/11|
Thanks be to God.